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MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
. this is the first time they publicly reached out to the nra. they will meet tomorrow, but don't expect wayne la pierre to be there. they are sending a representative in his place. biden will release a statement here with us for the first time in 2013, howard fineman, director of the "huffington post" media group. welcome back to the show. first of all -- we have got the news of the pending white house meeting with the nra with representatives and we don't know the details yet. am i right to be cynical that the white house has to look like they are reaching out and look like they are receptive to it and neither wants to be talking to the another. other. >> that will be about the most insigne seer hand shake. wayne la pierre won't be there. it's possible that they are out here and looking for someone right now. >> howard, i do know. it's going to be james l. baker who was a 30-year vet, former executive director of the nra. we do know. >> good. the symbolism is still such that there is no deal with the nra unless wayne la pierre is in the room and there is no deal regardless i don't think. even t
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
the criticism that the white house is secretive about the drone program. they don't talk about it and almost don't acknowledge it and clear that the president is committed to this and an issue from the left. >> david, as s.e. said, i think the left did not for most or all of president obama's first term really hold him accountable on drones the way maybe you would have expected them to do or tried to with the national security policies under george w. bush. it seem there is's a natural opportunity at least maybe to pursue some of the answers to ask some of questions that weren't asked the last four years in the hearings of john brennan as the cia director. is that something you expect will happen at all? >> i do. >> will there be some aggression of the left there? >> i think there will be. brennan is involved in the program and some of the stories today you are seeing looking and as people start to scour the records. regardless of whether he's confirmed or not, it's part of the discussion. however, i think like i said that obama is committed to john brennan. as his sort of adviser, the president
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
first and how that's anti-semitic i don't know and that's the issue as far as i can tell regarding the rhetoric of hagel. >> john, another issue of particular of those like me on the left is hagel's comments that he made back in 1998 opposing president clinton's ambassador or nominee to be ambassador calling him openly aggressively gay and recently apologized for the comments and you were really instrumental in getting don't ask don't tell repelled so how do people with an equality for lgbt community and square those comments with supporting hagel's nomination? >> well, we obviously were involved in supporting, you know, a lot of lgbt community, the argument is if you served in iraq and afghanistan and three times why are you kicked out when we're redeployed? i think senator hagel will support the president's policy with lgbt equality and i think that senator hagel did a great job to apologize for it. it wasn't an appropriate statement and something i agree with. when it comes down to the issues of the pentagon that's important like nuclear waste and discretionary spending in the b
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
to withdraw troops because he thinks that he has basically the support of a lot of members of congress who don't necessarily think that this is the best way to spend u.s. dollars so a lot of question marks remaining but again the big headline out of this bilateral meeting between president obama and afghan president hamid karzai is it does appear that the draw down accelerating and waiting to hear, toure, what the troop levels look like after 2014. >> all right. thank you very much. >> reporter: thanks. >>> joining us now is former u.s. ambassador to morocco, mark ginsburg. how are you? >> good to be with you. >> hey, look. we know it's impossible to eradicate the tall been and we know that we have basically decimated al qaeda leadership in afghanistan. is it time to make the afghans grow up and take care of themselves or are the threats there still too great to draw down the forces too much? >> i think that you can answer your question four different ways because it's so confusing when's going on in afghanistan. the problem is ultimately that the afghani military is never going to be ready to
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
of the movies and if you haven't either, don't be embarrassed. you were probably too busy watching "the cycle." >>> loyal lew. the president flushing out the second term cabinet today promoting the chief of staff jack lew to run the treasury. >> so for all of the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it. three times. over the past year, i have sought jack's advice on virtually every decision from economic policy to foreign policy. >> it signals a shift in white house priorities. if confirmed, lew replaces tim geithner whose background helped him navigate the financial vie sis and new wall street regulations and lew spent three years working with wall street the background is in budget fights and matches washington's new focus. lew was an aide to tip o'neill in the '80s helping score the social security deal with president reagan, led the budget office under president clinton and obama and helping not only to balance the budget in the '90s but generate a surplus. two years ago, he helped negotiate the budget control act. politico pu
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm EST
that but this is a guy that worked for one most prolific speakers of the house and i don't think when jack lew -- when the biography is some point written they'll talk a lot about the work at citigroup but how he is a fix xur of washington. think of that as what you may but he is a fixture of this town and someone, one of those figures who knows how to get things done. >> for a second there, jake, i guess from the sort of progressive perspective, the concern of lew beyond any wall street ties or anything might be that if you welcome at the track record in the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations he was open to pretty significant changes involving social security, medicare, the medicare retirement age. a lot of reporting suggests he was in favor of a deal to raise the medicare retirement age. are we to read anything in to use him as the point man of the negotiations in the upcoming negotiations about where the white house might end up on those questions? >> well, i tell you what republicans are saying today on capitol hill and that is that they see this as a step in the wrong direction which for progressives
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